Inspirational Women

2-25-18: Mary Otto, journalist, Teeth: The story of….

Mary Otto is the oral health topic leader of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In recent years her research has been on oral health, and the life stories she’s uncovered, people dying from an abscessed tooth because they could not afford a dentist, or the medication. This and other important stories are found in her important book–Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America. This also is important insight on the importance of oral health and its impact on our general health.